Not-For-Profit Organization Services:
TGW Consulting Group provides the full range of grant-related services to enable a broad range of not-for-profit organizations to successfully identify, solicit and administer grants.
Project Development and Grants Research
Assessment of planned initiatives for focus grants research
Research and identification of federal, state and foundation and corporate sources of funding
Specialized foundation and corporate giving research, utilizing the resources of the Foundation Center, including investigation related to grantmakers, funded initiatives and IRS 990 filings to identify the corporate and foundation funders most likely to be interested in writing the programs and projects administered by a particular organization
Outreach to potential project partners development and refinement of project concept, plan of action and budget
Funding Application Preparation
Preparation of all project related correspondence, including letters of support and commitment
Compilation and statistical analysis of pertinent data sets
Development of project assessment metrics
Coordination of local approvals
Narrative development and organization of application submittals
Data and financial obligations monitoring
Interim and final report preparation
Funding agency interface
Strategies for timely expenditure of grant funds
Some Illustrative Successes...
In securing funding and sponsorship for not for profit initiatives, members of the TGW team succeed because we created sensible and achievable projects, we align the interests of the funding source and the not-for-profit organization and we use our ingenuity to make a cogent and credible case in our proposal. Below are a few examples that illustrate how we have applied our creativity and our intensity to transmute concepts into funded realities.
Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County
During the critical formative phase of this very successful organization, a TGW team member, serving as Board President, worked to secure the necessary funding and sponsorship to complete the organization's first four building projects. Funding was secured through corporate sponsors such as Lever Brothers and the Golub Corporation -- businesses that sought to identify with the very well-branded Habitat for Humanity name and mission. Our team member secured funding and sponsorship from a range of smaller businesses in the area that, likewise, identified with the cause. Several local foundations, provided key contributions that facilitated the organization’s early growth. Our team member built relationships with many religious denominations that, in turn, provided financial support and labor to the building projects. One such project brought together Reformed Churches in the region, several synagogues and the Islamic Center of the Capital Region.
The Community Warehouse is a non-profit reuse center established to divert reusable goods from waste disposal. The organization accepts donations of reusable goods (which might otherwise be destined for a landfill or incinerator) from individuals, businesses and institutions. Those materials are re-sold, at low cost, to those who need them.As one of the cofounders of the Community Warehouse in 1995, a TGW team member carefully assembled the start up resources to make this innovative organization successfully operational. Initial investment funding was secured from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Foundation sources underwrote the cost of developing a business plan. Our team member negotiated with Curtis Lumber to secure the donation of a large retail/storage building as part of a complex charitable contribution transaction.
Twenty years later, the Community Warehouse is still operational, functioning under the umbrella of the Eastern Rensselaer County Solid Waste Management Authority.
Albany United Methodist Society -- Job Training
Working in conjunction with the Albany United Methodist society, TGW Consulting Group developed the initial program design and secured a $600,000 contract from New York State’s Department of Labor and Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. Designed to improve the economic prospects of low income workers, the initiative has now morphed into “Career Pathways” has a free, income-qualifying program of integrated education, training programs, and support services that assist economically disadvantaged individuals secure entry level employment in the career field of their choice. Each designated Career. Every Career Pathways participant becomes immersed in their selected industry through six to eight weeks of training using a combination of classroom and hands-on experience in real work situations.